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Landmark Legislation Will Transform California’s Response to Mental Health Crises

Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2021

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release February 18, 2021 Contacts: Tara Gamboa-Eastman, Steinberg Institute: tara@steinberginstitute.org, 916-580-2089 Jordan Curley, Office of Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan: Jordan.Curley@asm.ca.gov, 916-319-2016 Landmark Legislation Will Transform California’s Response to […]

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Assemblymember Chiu Introduces Bill to Create a Legal Obligation to Reduce Homelessness in California

Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2021

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release February 17, 2021 Jen Kwart, jennifer.kwart@asm.ca.gov, 714.749.2001 Assemblymember Chiu Introduces Bill to Create a Legal Obligation to Reduce Homelessness in California Legislation would create a statewide […]

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Panelists of Stakeholder Convening on the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act

Leaders Address the Crisis on Our Streets

Posted on Thursday, January 14, 2021

There is no more serious problem in California than the unacceptable number of people who are homeless on our streets and suffering from severe mental illness. How do we protect […]

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A road map from our nation’s experts to transform the mental health system

Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Dr. Thomas R. Insel, the former director of the National Institute of Mental Health, and former U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy have announced that the leaders of the nation’s 14 […]

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Op-Ed: Learning from the pandemic about what works against homelessness

Posted on Saturday, December 5, 2020

Originally published by Los Angeles Times, December 4, 2020. Read the original story here. By DARRELL STEINBERG Sometimes the answer to a complex problem lies right in front of our eyes. […]

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New California law should serve as a national model for mental health care reform

Posted on Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Originally published by STAT News, October 14, 2020.Read the original story here. By DARRELL STEINBERG and PATRICK J. KENNEDY As our nation continues to confront the ramifications of a global pandemic, the […]

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Governor Signs Nurse Practitioner Law, Takes Another Step to Expand California’s Mental Health Workforce

Posted on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Originally published by California State of Mind, September 25, 2020 by Rob Waters Read the original story here  Another bill aimed at boosting the California health and behavioral health workforce […]

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Governor Newsom Signs Mental Health Bills, Strengthening Parity Laws and Expanding Use of Peers

Posted on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Originally published by California State of Mind,, September 25, 2020 by Rob Waters Read the original story here  Monica Vera-Schubert spoke on a video conference to tell the story of her […]

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Steinberg Institute’s Legislative Package Signed by the Governor

Posted on Monday, September 28, 2020

Governor Gavin Newson today signed into law a package of mental health-related bills that puts California at the forefront of efforts by states to address a mental health crisis that […]

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Q&A: Darrell Steinberg’s longtime focus on mental health

Posted on Thursday, September 17, 2020

Originally published by Capitol Weekly, September 3, 2020 by Sigrid Bathen Read the original story here When Darrell Steinberg first ran for the state Assembly in 1998, he made mental […]

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